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Decoda

TARGET CAREER: FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER
Caseworker:
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Progress

83%
£4,091
raised
£4,880
target
566
supporters
Help Decoda become a support worker

Story
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Having somebody there to talk to and to support you - it can change your whole perspective. I’ve had hard times and not known who I could turn to. That's why I want to find a job in social work. I'd like to help others in the same position.

I moved to the UK after an awful event made it unsafe for me to stay in Jamaica. I stayed with relatives at first but after my daughter was born there was not enough room. Without the right residence permit, I wasn't allowed to work or claim housing benefit. So I was moved to a hostel when my baby was just 8 months old. This was very difficult. It was not a suitable place to live with a child.

It was a relief to have my residency granted last year and to move into a flat. I'm determined to be independent again. I've started work in a supermarket but my ambitions are bigger. I will never stop seeking ways to better myself and help my daughter. This course will let me become a family support worker. I want to learn and get as much experience as possible. In the future, I can continue studying to reach my goal of becoming an independent social worker. To give something back is really important to me. I want to share my success with others.

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  • Journey

    June 2018

    Decoda is referred by SHP, one of Beam's charity partners

    Aug 2018

    Decoda's campaign starts to fund

    Sept 2018

    Decoda starts her Level 3 in Health & Social Care

    Aug 2019

    Decoda completes her course and gains her Level 3 qualification

    Sept 2019

    Decoda starts a role as a family support worker

    Budget
    Qualification

    Level 3 Health & Social Care Diploma
    £2,670
    Childcare
    £1,200
    Laptop
    £320
    Travel for course
    £250
    Contingency*
    £440
    Total
    £4,880
    * Each campaign raises approximately 10% extra towards a pooled contingency fund used to cover any extra costs involved in a member's journey.

    Progress

    83%
    £4,091
    raised
    £4,880
    target
    566
    supporters
    Help Decoda become a support worker

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